In a move to strengthen Capital18, its media investment arm, the Network18 Group has been on an aggressive hiring spree. The company, on Monday, announced the appointment of Sachin Tagra as Vice President – Capital18.
Tagra will oversee media for equity investments and initiatives across all platforms within the Group and will report to Puneet Singhvi, Head – Corporate Development.
Capital18 is the Venture Capital and Media Investments division of Network18 Group focused on making investments in media, entertainment, and technology ventures.
Commenting on his appointment, Tagra said, “I am excited to join the Network18 Group and build the platform to invest its media assets into fast growing companies. We will focus on businesses that need long-term investments to build their brands. We will work closely with entrepreneurs to drive a high RoI on their media spends and contribute in scaling up their businesses.”
Prior to joining Network18, Sachin was Associate Vice President with Brand Capital, strategic investment arm of the Times Group, where he focused on driving investments in early stage businesses and had set up the Incubator Capital Investment model. He was also responsible for BC GSV labs business, a JV of BCCL with Global Silicon Valley, US.
Tagra is a management graduate with 18 years of prolific business experience and a deep understanding of consumer, retail, and media businesses. He has driven P&Ls of large businesses and made significant contributions in various organizations from the start-up phase of the business to profitable scaling up.